Driving tips to drive in Namibia
- All driver must have a valid driving license.
- Always drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- Avoid continues long distance driving, due to lack of concentration.
- Switch on headlamps to make you visible to on-coming traffic.
- Pay attention to all road traffic signs.
- Minimize driving during night-time. Wildlife visibility is poor and dangerous at night.
- Be alert during rainy and wet conditions, the road surfaces might be slippery. DO NOT drive through rivers when you are not sure how deep it is.
- Always be on the lookout for wildlife and animals that graze near the road. Reduce speed when approaching them.
- All passengers in the vehicle must wear seatbelts.
- When travelling through remote areas make sure to have enough water with you.
- Always have a first aid kit in the vehicle.
- Check your air pressure of all wheels every day. Make sure of the correct air pressure for the road surface and the amount of load in the vehicle.
- Check oil and water levels when re-fuelling.
- Plan your trip carefully and make sure you have enough diesel till your next stop.
- Never pick-up hitch hikers and don't leave your valuables in the vehicle.
- 60 km/h in urban areas on tarred roads
- 100km/h outside urban areas on gravel road (Suggest to drive 80km/h)
- 120km/h outside urban areas on tarred roads